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MONTANA

Candidate with KKK ties running for Congress

HELENA | A former organizer for the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday he is running as a Republican for Montana’s U.S. House seat because he believes people will back him as part of a backlash to the nation’s first black president.

But John Abarr, a 41-year-old night auditor at a Great Falls hotel who lost a local Republican legislative primary in 2002, could have a hard time getting any backing from Montana Republicans. His platform promises to legalize marijuana, increase mental health programs, keep abortion legal, abolish the death penalty because he argues it is unfair to poor people - and “save the White Race.”

Mr. Abarr said the election of President Obama prompted him to get back into politics.

“I think that the fact Obama got elected shows that the white people are starting to lose their political power,” said Mr. Abarr, who last week filed the paperwork to let him start raising money. “I am running to draw attention to the fact that white people are becoming a minority and losing our political power and way of life.”

Republicans who actively undermined Mr. Abarr’s 2002 campaign again rebuked him as a racist. Former Rep. Rick Hill said Republicans were founded on freedom, liberty and equal opportunity.

SOUTH CAROLINA

DeMint spokesman nixes 2012 presidential talk

COLUMBIA | Sen. Jim DeMint’s spokesman is trying to quell speculation about the South Carolina Republican’s political ambitions.

Spokesman Matt Hoskins said Wednesday that Mr. DeMint was seeking to be respectful of supporters when he told a media outlet he was discussing a potential 2012 presidential bid with his wife.

Mr. DeMint is a tea party favorite and has taken on a kingmaker role by raising cash for candidates including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. His entry would likely have an outsized effect on early-voting South Carolina.

Mr. Hoskins said Mr. DeMint is not running but wanted to be respectful of supporters urging him on.

In his interview with “The Hill,” the senator reiterated he has no plans to run and said it “would take an extraordinary set of circumstances” for him to do so.

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